Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Working Magic...Giving Thanks

Working Magic...Giving Thanks

Thursday 1st September is the New Harvest Moon (for some of you it may fall late Wednesday evening, depending on your time zone).

Summer is already showing signs of preparing for the end and first thing in the morning you get that fresh tang in the air that autumn isn't that far away.

Make the most of the rest of the summer days, bring in your harvests (literally or figaratively), count your blessings and be thankful for what you have.

This seems like a perfect time to me to give thanks to the Goddess (or whatever divine being you work with) for everything that has been provided.  Leave out offerings for the Goddess and/or the Faerie folk, leave seeds for the birds, water the plants and give thanks to the sun and the moon.

We are usually fairly quick in working magic to ask for things so this is an opportunity to give our thanks.

I have set up an altar in the garden amongst the flowers and used the Ten of Cups tarot card, tomatoes and chillies from our greenhouse, beans and poppy heads to represent abundance and the feathers just asked to be there...they were all gifted to me.  I also included a little pot of bird seed which will be put on the bird table afterwards.

With thanks to the Goddess...♥

Monday, 22 August 2016

The morning after...Pagan Pride South Summer Festival

Yesterday was spent in the middle of Southampton city in a pretty tree lined park as I was honoured to be a part of the Pagan Pride South Summer Festival.

Huge credit to the organisers for putting on such a successful event.

My personal thanks must go to Pete for driving me there and setting up the stall and collecting me later!   And heap loads of thanks to the Kitchen Witch posse - without their help yesterday I would not have been able to run the stall...so big squishy hugs to Ness, Sam, Sue, Gwyn and Josh for your help, organisation, friendship and laughter.

We had a brilliant spot right opposite the band stand and I believe thanks also go to the fabulous band Spriggan Mist for the sound set up and organisation throughout the day for the various musicians.

We were also right next to not only the food stalls but also the ice cream van...perfect.

Lots of lovely vendors were there providing beautiful products and the parade from the town centre to the park was a mass of people wearing colourful clothes following the marching drummers and a team of Harleys.

It was brilliant to meet up so many familiar faces and some lovely new ones too, big thanks to those that visited the stall and to the great bunch of people that joined me for my talk...never have I given a talk on Kitchen Witchcraft that ended with a discussion about the magical properties of spam and rounded off with a chorus of the Monty Python spam song...classic...♥